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Guidelines for Day Light Design of Buildings: A Study Towards Sustainable Architecture

Deepti Pande Rana, Mahendra Joshi


Daylight provides high illuminance and permits excellent color discrimination and color rendering. These two properties mean that daylight provides the condition for good vision. However, daylight can also produce uncomfortable solar glare and very high luminance reflections on display screens, both of which interfere with good vision. Daylight strategies and systems have not always lived up to their promise as energy efficiency strategies that enhance occupant comfort and performance. One reason is the lack of appropriate, low-cost, high-performance day lighting systems, simple tools to predict the performance of these advanced daylight strategies, and techniques to integrate daylight planning into the building design process. Space and light perception often does neither correspond with the regulations lighting levels nor the control strategies for shading devices.

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